Supreme Court: The Center has told the Supreme Court that Delhi is the capital of the country and the central government has to play a central role as far as the ‘model’ of governance of the national capital is concerned. It will be needed almost always, even if an assembly or a council of ministers is constituted. The central government asked the Supreme Court that under whose control the administrative services in Delhi will be under the control, this controversial issue should be referred to the Constitution Bench.
The Center said, "The issues covered in the present appeals are of great importance in view of the fact that Delhi is the capital of our country and it will almost always be required by the Central Government to play a central role as far as the model of governance of the national capital Delhi is concerned, even if Why should the same assembly or council of ministers not be constituted?"
In a written note filed in the Supreme Court, the Center said a reading of the 2017 order referring to the Constitution Bench would reveal that all aspects of Article 239AA would need to be interpreted . The center said "The Union of India had requested to send the matter to the Constitution Bench."
The central government argued that the interpretation of Article 239AA (regarding Delhi and its powers) would be incomplete unless it explains all aspects of Article 239AA brought in by the 69th Amendment to the Constitution. . The apex court had on Thursday reserved its order on the contention of the Center that the dispute related to control of powers in the national capital be referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench.